Registered Nurses in the Cancer Center Clinics department at UC Davis Medical Center provide care to adults with a variety of Ambulatory needs. Patient conditions include: benign and malignant hematologic and solid tumor diagnoses, seen within a variety of sub-specialties (Hematology and Medical Oncology, Gynecology Oncology, Pulmonary Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Urology). Patients may have a variety of medical and surgical needs.
Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors are registered nurses who are responsible for the operation of the nursing unit over a specific time period. The Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors must have a strong foundation of clinical knowledge and skills on which to base judgments and make decisions, organizing abilities to direct nursing tasks and operations, and interpersonal skills to facilitate communication and the work of others. The Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors accepts the responsibility for, and is accountable for, his/her own nursing practice. The Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors also seeks out and pursues opportunities for learning and assumes responsibility for their own self-development. Registered nurses must be knowledgeable and skillful in performing the Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors role. A registered nurse who assumes the role of Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors also assumes the responsibility inherent to the role. Three fundamental responsibilities for Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors include planning, coordinating, and evaluating unit nursing activities.
In addition, the Ambulatory Care Patient Supervisors identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluates results for a wide variety of patient populations, directs and acts as resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned and promotes compliance and support for policies. The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implement, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties; and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with American Nurses; Association Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.
At least 2 years of recent RN experience in Oncology.
Must demonstrate ability in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care, taking into consideration protective interventions, development (behavioral and physical) and physiological characteristics specific to the patients.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Possession of a current California RN license.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Knowledge of current trends in nursing.
Commitment to excellence in patient care.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates accountability and professionalism.
Adapts to change in a positive, professional and productive manner.
Knowledge of legal implications in clinical practice and documentation.
Knowledge of performance improvement and evidence-based practice.
Basic computer skills.
Ambulatory Care experience.
Oncology Certified Nurse.
References reflect an overall meets or exceeds.
Ability to work overtime, float to other areas and work weekends and holidays.
Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients, and stand on feet over extended periods.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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